Mazes and Monsters Author:Rona Jaffe From the dust jacket: — “In the spring of 1980 a bright, gifted student at Grant University in Pequod, Pennsylvania, mysteriously disappeared. When the police were finally called in, it was revealed that the missing student was one of a group at Grant who were involved in a fantasy role-playing game called Mazes and Monsters. — Kate, Jay Jay, Dani... more »el, and Robbie—four friends brought together by their obsession with a game of the imagination. Together they created a world of invented terrors and glittering treasure. Alone, each stepped into the darkest part of his mind to find forbidden places and sinister truths.
They could have been anybody’s kids: attractive young students sent to college to prepare for life, offered the American Dream. Yet they rejected it for their secret fantasy world. Why?
Daniel, Jay Jay, Kate, and Robbie—one too much loved, one not loved enough, one living with rage, one tormented by guilt. The game fulfilled their needs. But then they took it a step too far.
With the spellbinding storytelling skill and breathtaking perception for which she has become famous, Rona Jaffe takes us into the lives of today’s generation of college students and their parents. Mazes and Monsters is a terrifying thriller and a story of love. It is filled with treasures for the readers. It is the most extraordinary novel you will read this year.”« less